BRAZIL (& ARGENTINA) - SEP/OCT 2013

WITH AN EXCELLENT RANGE OF HABITATS AND SCENIC LOCATIONS, BRAZIL IS A SUPERB WILDLIFE-WATCHING DESTINATION. CAROLINE & MYSELF SPENT MOST TIME IN JUST TWO AREAS - THE COASTAL RAINFOREST (MATA ATLANTICA) - TWO BASES - AND THE SOUTHERN PANTANAL. HOWEVER WE ALSO DID 'THE SIGHTS' IN RIO, AND FINALLY SPENT THREE AND A HALF DAYS AT IGUAZU IN NEIGHBOURING ARGENTINA. COLOURFUL AND EXOTIC WILDLIFE WAS COMMON AND FREQUENTLY PHOTOGRAPHABLE, INCLUDING BIRDS, MAMMALS, REPTILES, INSECTS AND PLENTY MORE BESIDES!

ALL THREE BRAZILIAN LODGES WE STAYED AT WERE SUPERB - WELL MAINTAINED AND COMFORTABLE. ALL ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED WITH VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF, PLUS KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDES. IN ALL CASES, A VARIETY OF EXCITING BIRDS COULD BE FOUND IN THE LODGE GROUNDS, WHILE NEARBY AREAS HAD OTHER EXCITING WILDLIFE. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT ANY EXTRA INFORMATION ON THESE DESTINATIONS, OR ON THE TRIP AS A WHOLE.

THE THREE LODGES STAYED AT (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) WERE:

MATA ATLANTICA: GUAPI ASSU (REGUA) BIRD LODGE -  contacts: Nicholas & Raquel Locke

                                                             www.regua.co.uk/index.html 

                                                  email: aregua@terra.com.br

 

MATA ATLANTICA:      SERRA DOS TUCANOS LODGE -  contacts: Andy & Cristina Foster

                                                  www.serradostucanos.com.br

                                                  email: serradostucanos@hotmail.com

 

PANTANAL (SOUTH):      FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO -  contacts: Hugo Guedes & Carolina Denzin

                                                  www.fazendabarrancoalto.com.br

                                                  email: barrancoalto@gmail.com

 

WITH SO MANY PHOTOGRAPHIC HIGHLIGHTS, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SHOW ANYTHING BUT A SMALL SELECTION FROM THESE SITES (AND OTHERS), BUT HERE GOES...

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE FOR A LARGER PHOTOGRAPH

 

REGUA WETLAND RESERVE - GUAPI ASSU BIRD LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON - GUAPI ASSU REGUA RESERVE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

SWALLOW-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD - GUAPI ASSU REGUA RESERVE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


BLACK JACOBIN - GUAPI ASSU REGUA RESERVE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

GREY-HEADED TODY-FLYCATCHER - GUAPI ASSU BIRD LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


COMMON MARMOSET - GUAPI ASSU BIRD LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

 BRAZILIAN IRIS - SERRA DOS TUCANOS LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


RED-NECKED TANAGER - SERRA DOS TUCANOS LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

GREEN-HEADED TANAGER - SERRA DOS TUCANOS LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


PLAIN PARAKEET - SERRA DOS TUCANOS LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

BLUE-NAPED CHLOROPHONIA - SERRA DOS TUCANOS LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


SAW-BILLED HERMIT - SERRA DOS TUCANOS LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

 BLACK-CHEEKED GNATEATER F - SERRA DOS TUCANOS LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


TRES PICOS STATE PARK, NR. NOVA FRIBURGO, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

BRASSY-BREASTED TANAGER - TRES PICOS STATE PARK, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


RED-LEGGED SERIEMA - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

 HYACINTH MACAW - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


 HYACINTH MACAWS - SERRA DOS TUCANOS LODGE, MATA ATLANTICA, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

 BARE FACED CURASSOWS - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


GREAT POTOO - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

 BANDED ORANGE - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


LONGWING (PROBABLE HELICONIUS ERATO) - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

CAPYBARAS - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


 LEAFCUTTER ANTS - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

 BURROWING OWL - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


 SOUTH AMERICAN TAPIR (# 1) - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

SOUTH AMERICAN TAPIR (# 2) - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


SIX-BANDED ARMADILLO - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

GIANT ANTEATER - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


GIANT ANTEATER - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

SOUTHERN TAMANDUA (COLLARED ANTEATER) - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


red-footed tortoise - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

 BLACK SKIMMER - RIO NEGRO, FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


BLACK SKIMMERS - FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

YACARE (pARAGUAYAN) CAIMAN - RIO NEGRO, FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


PIED LAPWING - RIO NEGRO, FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

GIANT OTTER - RIO NEGRO, FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


GIANT OTTER - RIO NEGRO, FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

SOUTHERN TAMANDUA (COLLARED ANTEATER) - NR. FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


SOUTHERN TAMANDUA (COLLARED ANTEATER) - NR. FAZENDA BARRANCO ALTO, PANTANAL SUR, BRAZIL: SEP 2013


   

cristo redentor ('Christ the redeemer') statue - rio de janeiro, brazil: SEP 2013


rio from sugarloaf mountain - rio de janeiro, brazil: SEP 2013


   

IGUAzu falls (from upper trail) - iguazu N.P., missiones, argentina: OCT 2013


IGUAzu falls (from lower trail) - iguazu N.P., missiones, argentina: OCT 2013


   

IGUAzu falls (garganta del diablo) - iguazu N.P., missiones, argentina: OCT 2013


plush crested jay - iguazu N.P., missiones, argentina: OCT 2013


   

swallow tanager m - iguazu N.P., missiones, argentina: OCT 2013


toco toucan - iguazu N.P., missiones, argentina: OCT 2013


   

south american coatis - iguazu N.P., missiones, argentina: OCT 2013


king (thoas) swallowtail - iguazu N.P., missiones, argentina: OCT 2013


   

broad-banded swallowtail - puerto iguazu, missiones, argentina: OCT 2013


violaceous euphonia - puerto iguazu, missiones, argentina: OCT 2013


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